Beyoncé is the most Grammy nominated woman EVER
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Beyoncé is the most Grammy nominated woman EVER

Beyoncé has become the most Grammy nominated woman of all time.

The 33-year-old singer earned a nod when the nominations for the 2015 ceremony were announced on Friday, with her album Beyoncé up for Best Urban Contemporary Album. And despite only getting one nomination, it was enough for the superstar to overtake Dolly – with whom she was previously tied, with 46 nominations each. Now Beyoncé has 47 nominations to her name, making history in the process.

She will have to earn a few more nods, however, to become the most Grammy nominated artist of all time as she is currently tied with producer David Foster in seventh place.

Beyoncé also has tough competition if she wants to take home the award this year. Also nominated in the category are Chris Brown with X, Pharrell Williams with G I R L, Mali Music with Mali Is…, and Jhené Aiko with Sail Out.

Other artists to be recognised among the 2015 nominations include Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Pharrell Williams.

However, it’s British singer Sam Smith who earned the most nominations this time around, with five to his name.

He is up for Song of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, Record of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance and Best New Artist.

Following the announcement, Sam expressed his disbelief on Twitter.

“5 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What is happening??” he wrote.

Sam could also add another nomination to his list, as the Album of the Year nominees have yet to be announced. They will instead be announced on A Very Grammy Christmas, a holiday special which airs in the US tonight.

The Grammy awards take place on February 8, 2015.

The nominations for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards so far are as follows:


Song of the year

All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor

Chandelier – Sia

Shake It Off – Taylor Swift

Stay with Me (Darkchild Version) – Sam Smith

Take Me to Church – Hozier


Record of the Year

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – Fancy

Sia – Chandelier

Sam Smith – Stay With Me (Darkchild Remix)

Taylor Swift – Shake It Off

Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass


Best Country Album

Dierks Bentley – Riser

Eric Church – The Outsiders

Brandy Clark – 12 Stories

Miranda Lambert – Platinum

Lee Ann Womack – The Way I’m Livin’


Best country song

American Kids – Kenny Chesney

Automatic – Miranda Lambert

Give Me Back My Hometown – Eric Church

I’m Not Gonna Miss You – Glen Campbell

Meanwhile Back at Mama’s- Tim McGraw ft. Faith Hill


Best Pop Vocal Album

Coldplay – Ghost Stories

Miley Cyrus- Bangerz

Ariana Grande – My Everything

Katy Perry – Prism

Ed Sheeran – X

Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour


Best Urban Contemporary Album

Jhené Aiko – Sail Out

Beyoncé Knowles – Beyoncé

Chris Brown – X

Mali Music – Mali Is…

Pharrell Williams – G I R L


Best Pop Solo Performance

John Legend


Sam Smith

Taylor Swift

Pharrell Williams


Best New Artist


Iggy Azalea

Brandy Clark


Sam Smith


Best Rock Song

Paramore – Ain’t It Fun

Beck – Blue Moon

The Black Keys – Fever

Ryan Adams – Gimme Something Good

Jack White – Lazaretto


Best Rock Album

Beck – Morning Phase

The Black Keys – Turn Blue

U2 – Song of Innocence

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Hypnotic Eye

Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams


Best reggae album

Fly Rasta – Ziggy Marley

Back on the Controls – Lee “Scratch” Perry

Full Frequency – Sean Paul

Out of Many, One Music – Shaggy

The Reggae Power – Sly & Robbie & Spicy Chocolate

Amid the Noise and the Haste – Soja


Best rap performance

3005 – Childish Gambino

0 To 100/The Catch Up – Drake

Rap God – Eminem

i – Kendrick Lamar

All I Need Is You – Lecrae


Best alternative album

This Is All Yours – alt-J

Reflektor – Arcade Fire

Melophobia – Cage The Elephant

St. Vincent – St. Vincent

Lazaretto – Jack White


Best traditional pop vocal album

Cheek to Cheek – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

Nostalgia – Annie Lennox

Night Songs – Barry Manilow

Sending You a Little Christmas – Johnny Mathis

Partners – Barbra Streisand with Various Artists


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